architecture - engineering - construction

2019 June

2019 June

'The Advanced Analytics of Security Entrances Whitepaper' provides information and guidance about the data that can be extracted from security entrances

June 28, 2019

Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, recently published a whitepaper for security professionals. Titled ‘The Advanced Analytics of Security Entrances’, the whitepaper provides information and guidance about the data that can be extracted from security entrances. By delivering important insights into user traffic at the entry and in some cases, predictive metrics on the potential for a breach, this data provides higher value than traditional swinging or sliding doors and access control systems alone.

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How e-Steele™ improves durability and appearance of commercial site furnishings

June 25, 2019

When it comes to ensuring the long-lasting beauty and durability of your commercial site furnishings, the e-Steele™ metal finishing process used on Thomas Steele products stands apart from others. The process used on almost every single piece of steel used by Thomas Steele produces a finish that resists corrosion for a longer period of time and improves the overall appearance. The result is Thomas Steele's ability to produce outdoor commercial benches, tables, litter receptacles and planters with smooth, uniform finishes that are able to withstand scratching, impact, chemicals, humidity and high levels of corrosion from salt.

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Maintenance Free Planters

June 24, 2019

The difference is recognizable when you invest in TerraCast®'s high quality resin planters. TerraCast® Planters will withstand many years of exposure to climate changes and daily abuse in high traffic areas without problems. The picture on the left is our Californian planter installed in Wisconsin over 20 years ago. It has been hit with wheel chairs, gurneys, strollers, and exposed to ice melt and salt, snow shovels and snow blowers. The planter still looks good as new! What makes it so durable?

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3 Questions to determine the best acoustics approach

June 21, 2019

Imagine a bustling emergency room. Nervous patients. Hustling emergency personnel, efficient nurses calmly gathering background information. The environment is tense and active, yet there is still a profound need for privacy and peace. Now, you’re in a classroom. The room is quiet, all eyes are on the teacher whose, clear, engaging voice captivates her audience. Finally, you’ve joined a group brainstorm. You and your colleagues are debating the best course of action. The environment is energetic yet respectful as others continue their work around you. These environments are very different yet, each space is made better by its ability to control and manage the noise within. So, how do we get there? How do we manage the acoustics in environments as diverse as these? The answer is through Targeted Acoustics.

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Help protect against mold and wood damage with Sherwin-Williams new moisture vapor barrier interior coating

June 19, 2019

Sherwin-Williams introduces Moisture Vapor Barrier Interior Latex Primer/Sealer, a quick-drying coating designed to help reduce the loss of moisture through walls and ceilings. The new waterborne formula combines a primer and finish into a single, cost-effective solution intended to address moisture vapor problems common in manufactured housing facilities.

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Giving new life to historic buildings leads to happier, healthier cities

June 17, 2019

Almost every city in America has a historic building awaiting a rebirth. Whether it’s a 300-year-old church, a 19th century warehouse, or even a 1950’s gas station, there is potential for great new spaces in your community. Every year AIA’s Committee on the Environment recognizes ten innovative projects that integrate design excellence with environmental performance. Beyond rigorous sustainability and ecological criteria, special attention to community and wellness factors is critical for selected projects. This year’s COTE Top Ten featured more adaptive reuse projects than ever before, signifying that the social and health value of these properties is on the rise.

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Bollard installation onto uneven surfaces

June 14, 2019

Bollards are needed in all sorts of places where the ground is not level. In some cases, they’re used in conjunction with ramps or other access-friendly elements. In others, they’re installed to help mediate a steep grade or turn, where the risk of accident increases. To install properly on these sorts of surfaces, care must be taken.

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In Plant Office Applications

June 12, 2019

An in plant office, also known as a modular inplant office, is designed with standard features and dimensions for ease in procurement and flexibility of use. Par-Kut modular in plant offices are factory-assembled, of durable welded steel and ship complete with roof and floor, installed walls, windows, doors, and NEC compliant electrical systems. Pre-assembled inplant offices range in size from 5′ x 8′ to 12′ x 32′.

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Concrete Stain

June 10, 2019

Unlimited colors and expert application transforms and beautifies concrete...

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Case study: Fast Tracking the Canadian Grand Prix

June 7, 2019

Learn how Unicel Architectural Corp. supplied 32,500 sq. ft. of curtain wall, skylights and 1 km of glass railing during a tight 10-month construction timeline over a tough winter season.

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The importance of a fire safety plan in high occupancy buildings

June 6, 2019

Every residential and commercial building needs a fire safety plan to keep occupants safe in the event of an emergency. For high-occupancy buildings, the need for a fire safety plan only increases due to the sheer volume of people that need to be able to exit quickly. No matter what type of building you are designing, whether it’s residential, commercial or in the hospitality industry, be sure to include a detailed fire safety plan to ensure the safe evacuation of the entire building in the event of an emergency.

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9 FAQ’s about stretch forming services

June 3, 2019

Choosing a single partner to curve and finish your architectural aluminum products provides you with an efficient process and a high-quality result. At Linetec, you can select from paint and anodize finishing options, as well as thermal improvement, in combination with our stretch forming services. Not only does this allow you to enjoy a single point of contact, it saves time and costs, and ensures a full warranty on the finished, curved material.

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